The 6th Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum (IESF 2007) for the automotive industry will be held at the Hyatt Hotel, Dearborn, Michigan, on Tuesday, December 4th, 2007. IESF is an event for people involved in automotive electrical systems design and analysis, multi-technology simulation, harness engineering, or vehicle network design and test. It is the only event that has a full day stream dedicated to wiring design and engineering issues in the automotive industry.
A full program of 25 different presentations, three streams of specialist topics, an industry panel, solutions expo, and networking events that offer managers and engineers the opportunity to explore issues, examine solutions, and network with peers.
Following an opening address by Gregory K Hinckley, Mentor Graphics president, the agenda highlights include:
- Observations and Trends in the Automotive Electrical & Electronic Domain
Keynote by Paul Hansen of The Hansen Report
- Methodologies for Automotive Electrical System Level Analysis; Their Advantages and Shortcomings
Asaad Makki of Ford Motor Company
- EEDS Architectural Development and Early Collaboration
Rick Burns of Yazaki
- Electronics: The New Differential in the Automotive Industry
Frank Winters of Delphi
- Architectural Requirements Trends in Automotive Network Design and Tools to meet these Challenges
Sri Kanajan of General Motors
- Institutionalizing the Capture of Knowledge for Electrical Design: The OEM Perspective
Daniel Domagalski of Chrysler LLC and Paul Duffy of Mentor Graphics
- Physical Layer Simulation for a CAN/FlexRay Bus Design and the Impact on Electrical Systems
Rainer Straschill of Berata, a consultancy engaged at BMW
Other speakers include representatives from Aston Martin Lagonda, Siemens Automation and Drive, Agilent Technologies, and Mentor Graphics. The event is free to anyone from an automotive OEM or supplier.